Pentagon: We have detected indications of imminent Iranian attacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There are several indications that Iran may launch hostile attacks in the future, especially over rising tensions between the United States and Tehran, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday.
Tensions have been rising in the Gulf since last summer's attack on oil tankers and Saudi oil facilities. Washington accuses Iranian authorities of being behind the attacks, but [size=13]Iran denies the charges.
John Rudd, the Pentagon's third-most senior official, told reporters, "We also continue to see indications, for obvious reasons I will not go into details, of the possibility of an Iranian aggression," but did not elaborate on the information on which he was based.
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The protests took a political path, with demonstrators demanding that the ruling religious elite step down.